Mystery Items

Running late today.  I had an early appointment at the eye docs.  Got a new prescription but the cataracts are growing.  I’ll wait to see if the corrected lenses helps enough to put off eye surgery for awhile.

It feels like I’m always cleaning my studio but I still can’t find where I’m putting things! Usually, if I stop and clean up, I’ll find it.  Not these days.  A label for the last piece I finished disappeared before it was attached.  Cleaned up – still no label.  I had to reprint it. Things DO fall into my wastebasket but I found nothing  that shouldn’t be in there this time.  The latest mystery is what did I do with my intense crayons?!  I’m working on something that needs some inktense but I have no idea what I’ve done with them!


Needs some color!

I’ve also been working on a digital composition that will get printed on fabric for stitching as a wholecloth piece.  Here’s a hint at the direction it’s going in.

The Barbie Project detail

Linking up!



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About turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

8 thoughts on “Mystery Items

  1. Patricia Johnston

    I do enjoy seeing your works in progress Janis. BTW, I had cataract surgery 2 years ago and it was amazing: everything was suddenly not only sharper (20/20) but so much brighter. It was as is if someone had peeled away a dirty film from my eyes, and there was no discomfort at all. Surgery won’t do much for finding “lost” items–if you are like me you will come across them when you are looking for something else! LOL


  2. Madalene A Murphy

    I like the way you began with your eyes and ended with the eye on that intriguing digital print piece. I also will be interested in seeing what you do with it. And the frustration of looking for something that should be easily found is an emotion I feel much too frequently. Hope your glasses help!

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